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  • Wheelchair basketball player Yasmin on coaching, classification and the cost of disability sport

    By Yasmin Reeve

    Yasmin Reeve is one of this year’s Sport and Fitness Student Voice Champions at The Open University. She’ll be tuning into the Tokyo Paralympics, but with mixed feelings, as she explains.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Aug 2021

  • Wheelchair basketball player Yasmin on coaching, classification and the cost of disability sport

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Aug 2021
    Yasmin Reeve is one of this year’s Sport and Fitness Student Voice Champions at The Open University. She’ll be tuning into the Tokyo Paralympics, but...
  • Adam Peaty: the family behind the athlete

    By Jessica Pinchbeck

    The Games of the Tokyo Olympics have been played in empty stadiums and venues, without fans and family members. Jessica Pinchbeck looks at the importance of Adam Peaty's family to his success.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Aug 2021

  • Adam Peaty: the family behind the athlete

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Aug 2021
    The Games of the Tokyo Olympics have been played in empty stadiums and venues, without fans and family members. Jessica Pinchbeck looks at the importance...
  • How to help your child become a future Olympian

    By Dr Jane Dorrian

    The Olympic and Paralympic games show us that there is a sport for everyone. Dr Jane Dorrian looks at the ways you can inspire your child to be a future star.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2021

  • How to help your child become a future Olympian

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2021
    The Olympic and Paralympic games show us that there is a sport for everyone. Dr Jane Dorrian looks at the ways you can inspire your child to be a future...
  • Resilience: The magic ingredient for Olympians?

    By Dr Nichola Kentzer

    Arguably, it has been a longer, and more challenging, road to Tokyo 2020 than any other Olympic Games in recent times. So how were the athletes and their support teams, able to pick up themselves up following the disappointment of the...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Jul 2021

  • Resilience: The magic ingredient for Olympians?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Jul 2021
    Arguably, it has been a longer, and more challenging, road to Tokyo 2020 than any other Olympic Games in recent times. So how were the athletes and...
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    Tokyo 2020 in 2021: Do the best things come to those who wait?

    By Dr Caroline Heaney

    The life of an Olympic or Paralympic athlete is characterised by highly planned and structured 4-year cycles designed to lead to peak performance in Olympic/Paralympic year, but what happens when that cycle unexpectedly stretches to 5 years and is...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Jul 2021

  • Tokyo 2020 in 2021: Do the best things come to those who wait?

    Tokyo 2020 in 2021: Do the best things come to those who wait? Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Photo by Alla Eddine Taleb from Pexels
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Jul 2021
    The life of an Olympic or Paralympic athlete is characterised by highly planned and structured 4-year cycles designed to lead to peak performance in Olympic...
  • What can we expect at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games?

    By Simon Rea

    Simon Rea previews the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, looking at the new sports featuring, plus who are Team GB's best chances of winning medals.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Jul 2021

  • What can we expect at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Jul 2021
    Simon Rea previews the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, looking at the new sports featuring, plus who are Team GB's best chances of winning medals.
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    Olympics, Paralympics, Olympians and Paralympians

    The Tokyo Olympics were a huge success for Team GB, who finished in fourth place - matching their medal haul from the London 2012 Olympics. You can dig deep into the Olympics and Paralympics with our range of free resources.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Jul 2021

  • Olympics, Paralympics, Olympians and Paralympians

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    Introductory level Updated 21 Jul 2021
    The Tokyo Olympics were a huge success for Team GB, who finished in fourth place - matching their medal haul from the London 2012 Olympics. You can ...
  • Olympics 2021: The story of how a small Shropshire town influenced the modern Olympic movement

    By Steph Doehler

    Whilst this year’s Olympic Games will almost certainly suffer from COVID-19 constraints, the event remains the largest sporting spectacle in the world. Over time the Games have evolved from their modest beginnings into something incomparably grand...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Jul 2021

  • Olympics 2021: The story of how a small Shropshire town influenced the modern Olympic movement

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Jul 2021
    Whilst this year’s Olympic Games will almost certainly suffer from COVID-19 constraints, the event remains the largest sporting spectacle in the world. Over...
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    Medal Quest: Can you guide a promising young athlete to championship success?

    By Karen Howells, Ben Oakley

    Can you help a talented child athlete make it all the way to the Olympic finals based on the choices you make for them at key stages in their development? Try our game and find out.

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jul 2021

  • Medal Quest: Can you guide a promising young athlete to championship success?

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 01 Jul 2021
    Can you help a talented child athlete make it all the way to the Olympic finals based on the choices you make for them at key stages in their...
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    Euro 2020

    The UEFA European Championships conclude at Wembley on 11 July. In between the knock-out games, check out the expert insights and free sport courses in our Euro 2020 hub.

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Jun 2021

  • Euro 2020

    Euro 2020 Creative commons image Icon ERIC SALARD from PARIS, FRANCE, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 03 Jun 2021
    The UEFA European Championships conclude at Wembley on 11 July. In between the knock-out games, check out the expert insights and free sport ...

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    BSc (Honours) Combined STEM

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    If you're an aspiring or practising leader of sport or fitness activities, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Sep 2021
    What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This certificate...

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Fitness
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    Athletic development: a psychological perspective

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    Sport and exercise psychology in action

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    Intermediate level Updated 27 Sep 2021
    This module explores topics associated with sport and exercise psychology and...

    Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise

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    Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Sep 2021
    You'll have access to a module website, which includes:

    Applying sport and exercise sciences to coaching

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    Applying sport and exercise sciences to coaching
    Intermediate level Updated 27 Sep 2021
    This module is for sports coaches, exercise professionals and sports enthusiasts....

    Working with people in sport and fitness

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    Working with people in sport and fitness
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Sep 2021
    This is a work-related module that's invaluable if you work, or are intending to...

    Introduction to sport and fitness

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    Introduction to sport and fitness
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Sep 2021
    This key introductory module is for you if you have a general or professional...

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    BSc (Honours) Combined STEM

    Course Course
    BSc (Honours) Combined STEM
    Updated 27 Sep 2021
    This flexible degree combines science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

    BSc (Honours) Sport, Fitness and Coaching

    Course Course
    BSc (Honours) Sport, Fitness and Coaching
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 27 Sep 2021
    If you're an aspiring or practising leader of sport or fitness activities, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

    Course Course
    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Sep 2021
    What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This certificate...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Fitness

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Fitness
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 27 Sep 2021
    This diploma will help put you on track for a career in fitness training, sports...

    Athletic development: a psychological perspective

    Course Course
    Athletic development: a psychological perspective
    Advanced level Updated 27 Sep 2021
    In this module, you'll explore some of the most significant psychological factors...

    Sport and exercise psychology in action

    Course Course
    Sport and exercise psychology in action
    Intermediate level Updated 27 Sep 2021
    This module explores topics associated with sport and exercise psychology and...

    Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise

    Course Course
    Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Sep 2021
    You'll have access to a module website, which includes:

    Applying sport and exercise sciences to coaching

    Course Course
    Applying sport and exercise sciences to coaching
    Intermediate level Updated 27 Sep 2021
    This module is for sports coaches, exercise professionals and sports enthusiasts....

    Working with people in sport and fitness

    Course Course
    Working with people in sport and fitness
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Sep 2021
    This is a work-related module that's invaluable if you work, or are intending to...

    Introduction to sport and fitness

    Course Course
    Introduction to sport and fitness
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Sep 2021
    This key introductory module is for you if you have a general or professional...